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Date: Tuesday 19 September 2017

Time: 08:00 - 16:30
Location: Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Lehrgebäude, Kursraum 2, 2nd floor (this is the students’ lecture hall building at the end of the campus close to the 'Seestrasse'), Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin
Cost: Member €500, Non-Member €700

Aimed at attendees with expertise in minimal invasive colorectal and transanal surgery. Advanced minimal invasive skills are required.

Innovations in coloproctology have pushed the limits of rectal surgery with regards to sphincter or even organ preserving strategies. The transanal is an old approach, however, fostered by new technology to widen the spectrum of surgical treatment of early to locally advanced rectal tumours.

This skills lab offers the opportunity to learn innovative techniques like TAMIS (TransAnal Minimal Invasive Surgery) or principles of TaTME (Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision) under the supervision of colorectal experts.

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This one-day course comprises of theoretical instructions and practical exercises for the safe and effective application of the transanal approach for local excision of benign and low-risk malignant rectal lesions, as well as the first steps of TaTME.

Learning Objectives

Attendees should gain the following:

  • Learn about the indications for the transanal approach.
  • Learn about the technical challenges and the application of the devices (port and insufflation system).
  • Are aware of the pitfalls and management of serious adverse events of transanal operations.
  • Are able to perform transanal polypectomy and local excision of benign and low-risk malignant rectal lesions.
  • Are able to perform rst steps of TaTME (purse-string suture and circular rectal transsection).


08.00 Welcome - Felix Aigner
08.10 Technical instruction of the transanal approach - Antonino Spinelli
08.40 Transanal local excision of benign lesions and T1 rectal carcinomas. Tips and tricks and review of the literature - Juriaan Tuynman
09.10 Hands-on*
12.00 Lunch break
13.00 Transanal TME (TaTME) step-by-step approach - Roel Hompes
13:30 TaTME review of the current literature - Werner Kneist
14:00 Videos, tips and tricks: Pitfalls of transanal minimal invasive surgery - Andreas Rink and Pierpaolo Sileri
14:45 Hands-on*
15:00 Evaluation and wrap-up - Felix Aigner and Dieter Hahnloser

*Hands-on exercises:

  1. Transanal polypectomy (30’)
  2. Transanal local excision (full thickness/submucosal dissection) (30’)
  3. Transanal pursestring suture (30’)
  4. Transanal rectal dissection (15’)
  5. Transanal stapled anastomosis (30’)

ESCP would like to thank the following companies for their support in facilitating this course:

ConmedApplied Medical: A New Generation Medical Device CompanyDACH Medical Group

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